Liam Livingstone has played 2 T20Is for England, but has yet to make his ODI debut.© Twitter
English batsman Liam Livingstone seems pretty excited to be called in the ODI squad for the next two games against Ireland. Top batsman Joe Denly from England was excluded from the remaining two ODIs against Ireland on Friday due to back cramps. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) named Lash Livingstone of Lancashire as a replacement. Livingstone represented England in two T20Is and would make his ODI debut if selected in one of the last two games with Ireland.
Livingstone shared a photo of him holding a bat while ready for the game after his name was announced in the squad. He captioned the post, “Let’s go.”
Let’s go pic.twitter.com/BQINsFIETf
– Liam Livingstone (@ liaml4893) July 31, 2020
England won the opening game of the series on Thursday by three wickets by six wickets in Rose Bowl.
The hosts will attempt to seal the three-game series as they face Ireland on Saturday in the second One-day International (ODI) at Southampton.
After a dismal batting performance in the first ODI, Ireland would like to present a better challenge to the fast bowlers in England, especially David Willey who led the front and picked up his first five-wicket distance in the series opener.
Aside from debutant Curtis Campher and Andy McBrine, most Irish batsmen were in ruins, throwing their wickets away with bad shots. They want to make up for their mistake and start a better fight for the world champions on Saturday.
As for England, they would like to repeat the same feat one more time and end the series with an extra match as the series is part of the ICC Cricket World Cup League and every win becomes equally important.
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